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Offshore Wind and Considerations for Wildlife

At the end of November, the Biden Administration took another big step towards fulfilling its goal of creating jobs and addressing climate change by investing in offshore wind energy — …

Pine Grosbeak by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant David Halgrimson.

QUIZ: Seven Red Birds for the Holidays

Red is a color associated with Christmas, Yule, and the winter holiday season in general. Here in North America, we don’t have too many wildlife species that are red. There …

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Update on Mysterious Bird Deaths

This summer, sick and dying birds were documented in several states in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and South. The main symptom was swollen, crusted-over eyes in fledglings of blue jays, robins, …

Last Strike for Bird Strikes

UPDATE JULY 2021: In response to large numbers of sick and dying birds in states east of the Mississippi River, natural resource agencies recommend ceasing bird feeding to reduce bird …

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Zoos and Aquariums Inspire Visitors to Create Habitats at Home

Millions of people visit zoos and aquariums each year to catch a glimpse of rare and exciting wildlife from around the globe.  Increasingly, visitors are also finding educational exhibits and …

Lights Out Texas

Avian migration, one of nature’s most extraordinary spectacles, takes flight every spring and fall. Up to two billion birds soar across Texas making the Lone Star sky a bird superhighway. …

Five Ways to Attract Birds This Fall

Attracting and watching wild birds right in your own yard or garden are great activities year-round, but as migratory birds pass through on their way south and winter-resident species work …

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Meet the Squad of Mosquito-Eating Species

Mosquitoes are unwanted visitors to our backyards, but nature can offer solutions that don’t involve chemicals or bug sprays. Often overlooked and under-appreciated, the following wildlife species are especially helpful …

Guess Who: Migratory Birds

Whether you’re avid for avians or feeling featherbrained among the flock, we bet we can teach you something new about birds! Test your knowledge to see if you can identify …

Six Ways to Support Wild Birds at Home

Birds need our help. Since 1970, the North American bird population has lost almost 3 billion breeding adults, a loss of 29 percent over just fifty years. Habitat loss is one …

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